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Louisville Quick Predictions

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Syracuse has played Louisville twice under Doug Marrone. Twice they have been the loser. Syracuse looks to end that streak Saturday.
Syracuse comes in off a massive victory over #15 West Virginia, the heavy favorite to win the Big East. And on paper, it looks possible they could earn another victory and become bowl eligible. Ryan Nassib is coming off a masterful performance, where he finally looks like he is reaching full potential. Additionally, Syracuse is a much healthier game then they were a few weeks ago, especially with the way Chandler Jones played against WVU's Geno Smith. While Syracuse has the better offense, Louisville's strength is their defense. They have a tough defensive line that has only allowed one 100+ yard rusher all season. Despite having a good defensive line, Syracuse's offensive line has been excellent the last several games. This will be the match up to watch. If Syracuse can create lanes for Antwon Bailey to run in, this game will be over early. Once Bailey gets going, Nassib will find open receivers. Syracuse made a conscious effort to go to tight ends against WVU. I think the wide receivers will get the same treatment in this game, as well as Bailey earning some reception yards out of the back field. Either way, moving the ball will be key. If Syracuse can sustain drives and get a stop here and there, Syracuse will be in control. If Syracuse allows big plays and continued gains of 7 yards or more on rushes, this will be a dog fight. I just can't see how Syracuse regresses so far past last week that they lose this game though. Under Coach Strong, Louisville has never won back to back league games, and they beat Rutgers last week. I think the Orange will shine again. Syracuse over Louisville 31 to 17.
This game will be your nooner on the Big East Network, so check it out on TWCS, SNY, and ESPN 3 (Watch ESPN). John will have your complete postgame analysis again, and check him out on the Tweets as well. Enjoy your weekend. Hopefully all Syracuse fans will.

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